Colorado Buffaloes Rolling On Offense Entering Pac-12 Play


More from Autzen Zoo

The Oregon Ducks are in a position they have not experienced in quiet some time. Losing. Oregon lost three of their last five games going back to last season’s National Championship and in the new format of the College Football Playoff, two losses is pretty much a Title killer leaving Oregon battling for an outside bowl game at the end of the season. However, Oregon needs to get back to winning and it starts with visiting Colorado this weekend.

Against Utah last weekend the wheels fell off. From inconsistent Quarterback play to a complete dismantling of the Oregon Defense, it was not a good day to be a Duck. Now they will try to put the pieces back together against the Colorado Buffaloes, a team off to a surprising 3-1 start. The only loss was at Hawaii to start the season. As a team, the Buffs are balanced on Offense averaging over two-hundred yards through the air and two-hundred seventy two yards on the ground. The Offense is led by Quarterback Sefo Liufau who has thrown for seven-hundred seventy one yards and four touchdowns in the first month of the season and he has weapons to get the job done.

Colorado is deep when it comes to the running game, similar to the Ducks. As a team they have rushed for one-thousand eighty-eight yards and twelve touchdowns this season so far. Christian Powell, Phillip Lindsay and Michal Adkins II each have three scores and have combined for over six-hundred yards on the ground. Through the air, the Buffs also have some strength with Senior Nelson Spruce, who came just two yards shy of a twelve-hundred yard season a year ago. In 2015 he has just under two-hundred yards receiving to go with one touchdown.

Sep 12, 2015; Boulder, CO, USA; Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Sefo Liufau (13) calls for a hike of the ball in the first quarter against the Massachusetts Minutemen at Folsom Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

"“I just have to go into games with a clear head and take it one play at a time, do my job for that play and have a quick memory if I miss something. Just trust my teammates, too, because we’re going to be in some tough games this year. You just have to be ready for everything.”Quarterback Sefo Liufau On Finding His Rhythm Going Into Pac-12 Play (via"

The Colorado Defense is coming off a shutout, albeit to Nicholls State, but the Buffs have used the opportunity to get better entering Pac-12 Conference play. Junior Linebacker Kenneth Olugbode told it has been a while since the Buffs had a Defensive shutout, “That’s the first shutout since I’ve been here and it’s nice to have that to lead into Pac-12 play.”

Offensively, the Colorado Buffaloes appeared like Oregon racking up six-hundred thirty six yards of Offense in the win over Nicholls State and the team is on an offensive roll entering Pac-12 play this week. Oregon will be tested by Colorado as the Buffs will look to be the surprise team in the Conference this season, along with the Utah. The Utes handed the Ducks one of the worst losses at Autzen Stadium in a 62-20 blowout last weekend.

Colorado hosts Oregon on Saturday night. The game will be broadcast on ESPN starting at 7pm Pacific Time.

Next: Oregon vs Washington State Kickoff Set